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Proverbs 11:2

    Proverbs 11:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When pride cometh, then cometh shame; But with the lowly is wisdom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When pride comes, there comes shame, but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.

    Webster's Revision

    When pride cometh, then cometh shame; But with the lowly is wisdom.

    World English Bible

    When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:2

    When pride cometh - The proud man thinks much more of himself than any other can do; and, expecting to be treated according to his own supposed worth, which treatment he seldom meets with, he is repeatedly mortified, ashamed, confounded, and rendered indignant.

    With the lowly - צנועים tsenuim, ταπεινων, the humble, the modest, as opposed to the proud, referred to in the first clause. The humble man looks for nothing but justice; has the meanest opinion of himself; expects nothing in the way of commendation or praise; and can never be disappointed but in receiving praise, which he neither expects nor desires.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:2

    A rabbinic paraphrase of the second clause is: "Lowly souls become full of wisdom as the low place becomes full of water."